Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, who happens to be the top smartphone seller in India, published clarification on twitter about the status of banned Chinese apps on its phone. Company stated that none of the banned apps will be available on their phones and 100% of data from Indian users is stored on servers located in India and none of this data is shared with anyone outside of India.
Xiaomi wanted to address the concerns of MI Community members regarding data privacy and security. They stated that none of the banned apps will come pre-installed with Xiaomi devices and the company is working on a customized MIUI version for Indian users. Going forward, all new and upcoming smartphones from Xiaomi India will have the updated software.
Company has also clarified regarding the Clean Master issue by saying that ‘Clean Master’ is a common industry name, used by multiple app developers. It says that MIUI has its own Cleaner app and are not using the banned Clean Master app. Furthermore, the company is removing these definitions from the updated MIUI Cleaner App to avoid confusion among users. Users can manually update the Cleaner app in Settings by going to System apps updated on their smartphones.